Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Teitelman sang the praises of the state's drug court system during his annual State of the Judiciary Address Wednesday.
He told lawmakers that 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the state’s drug courts, which provide treatment options for non-violent drug offenders.
William Ray Price Jr.’s two-year term as Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court ends today.
He spent his last full day in charge talking to reporters about several topics, including the need to fund the state’s drug courts. Price says that drugs are the “leading, driving force” behind crime nationwide.
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